Entomol. Collections Network 1997 meeting
Norman F. Johnson
nfj at IRIS.BIOSCI.OHIO-STATE.EDU
Sat Aug 16 10:49:02 CDT 1997
Entomological Collections Network
Wyndam Garden Hotel
December 13-14, 1997
Meeting Site: All ECN meetings will be held in the Wyndam Garden Hotel,
starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, December 13. Presentations are scheduled
for all day Saturday and will continue on Sunday morning for papers and the
annual business meeting.
Pre-registration: Fees will be $25 with an on-site registration of $35.
Please make your check payable to Gail Manning (NOT to ECN) at the address
On-Site Registration and Check-in: Available Friday evening December 12
from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and again at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Please check-in on Friday evening if possible.
Accommodations: Rooms have been arranged with the Wyndam Garden Hotel (1112
Airport Center Drive, Nashville;  889-9090, fax: 885-1564) at $79.50 /
night (sorry, best we could do!), single or double occupancy. Please
register before November 20 for the group rate. The hotel is located close
to the airport and about 2 miles from Opryland, site of the ESA meetings.
Full services are available including pool, hot tub and exercise room.The
hotel is convenient for a number of local restaurants. Free shuttle service
is available to the airport, but unfortunately, not to Opryland.
For more information:
John Heraty or Gail Manning
Department of Entomology Dallas Museum of Natural History
University of California P.O. Box 150349
Riverside, CA 92521 Dallas, TX 75315-0349
(909) 787-6351 fax: 787-3086 (214) 421-3466 x232
john.heraty at ucr.edu fax: 428-4356
grm_dmnh at ix.netcom.com
This information also available at
On-site Registration and Check-in:
Friday, December 12, 1997 8-10 p.m. Wyndam Hotel
Saturday, December 13, 1996 8-8:30 a.m. Wyndam Hotel
*Museum Size, Growth and Collection Management
Lubomir Masner - building a proctotrupoid legacy.
[Collecting techniques and improvements to proctos
at the CNCI, 30 years]
Profile of BMNH collections. [Large collection]
(Mike Fitton, Mus. Nat. Hist., London)
Profile of UC- Berkeley collection. [Medium Collection]
(Cheryl Barr, UCB).
Profile of Univ. of Guelph Collection. [Small Collection]
(Steve Marshall, UG)
*Taxing problems in taxonomy - donations and appraisals
Appraisals in the Canadian system
(R. Anderson, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa)
Appraisals in the British system. (Mike Fitton
Appraisals in the U.S. and the IRS (J.E. Bothwell).
*Image Management - Databases, Graphics and Websites
Graphics, sounds and the web (P. Nasrecki, Univ. Of Connecticut)
3-D image capture (H. Goulet, CNCI, Ottawa)
Image ethics - who owns them? (Neal Evenhuis, Bishop Museum)
Searchable images and web technology?
(Steve Ashe, Univ. of Kansas)
Beyond databases: lessons from the molecular biology community
(N. Johnson, Ohio State)
Tables will be set up at the reception to display favorite items
for collection (nets, traps, whatever), curation (pins, type label paper,
etc.) or management (software, whips, etc.). Bring sample, cost & supplier.
*Paperwork, Permits and Protocols
(Sally Shelton, San Diego Museum of Natural History)
Open discussion of permits - processes & success in various
USGS Biological Quality assurance unit (Steve Moulton)
More information about the Taxacom